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Apr 06, 2019 11:27:15

Coming to America

by @keni PATRON | 200 words | 385🔥 | 395💌


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All my life, I was a nomad. Never stayed in a place long enough to create many attachments. But this time, I was leaving behind some great friends.  

I was coming to America.   

I remember the airport after arriving. It felt so busy and exciting.
First few days, I walked around town a lot. Discovering something new every day. 

I remember the first time I applied for a job. It was at a store called KMART. I was so nervous. Didn't think I would get hired  But I was ready to do any job. I had a goal to make something of myself in this land of opportunities and insulin. 

I got the job and told I would be a cashier, I felt a panic attack coming. I had never held a credit card before. I was afraid of messing up and getting fired on day one. 

But the job turned out to be a piece of cake. The hardest part for me was smiling at the customers. I am not a fan of fake enthusiasm and smiles. I looked at the other cashiers - making small talk and smiling at customers effortlessly. 

Oh America - I have so much to learn.


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    @keni "this land of opportunities and insulin" 😂

    Daniel Miller avatar Daniel Miller | Apr 06, 2019 18:35:16
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      @danielmiller - 😊 those were my thoughts exactly

      Keni avatar Keni | Apr 07, 2019 01:10:51
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    @keni Sounds like a series... grabs a popcorn

    Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | Apr 06, 2019 20:45:44
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      @seunoyebode - It sure is. Writing my Ethiopian Ammericanna. Inspired by Chimmanda. So far I have written 5 parts so it's scheduled for the next several days. Get a big bucket of popcorn 😁

      Keni avatar Keni | Apr 07, 2019 01:10:00
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      @keni @seunoyebode I'm looking forward to reading more!

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 07, 2019 07:04:29
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    Murica's the greadest kuntry in da wurld, boy! Did yu come here for teh insulin?

    Abe avatar Abe | Apr 06, 2019 21:45:08
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      @abrahamKim - I know that voice. who's that? Samuel Jackson in pulp fiction?

      Keni avatar Keni | Apr 07, 2019 01:08:10
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      @keni @abrahamKim "You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in France?"

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 07, 2019 07:04:18
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      @abrahamKim @brandonwilson - la diabetes?

      Keni avatar Keni | Apr 07, 2019 10:23:03
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      @keni @abrahamKim Ain't that the truth!

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 07, 2019 07:39:59
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